As we already know Dabangg 2 shooting hasn’t even started – but the reports are coming in that the TV rights of the film fetched a record breaking 50 Crores! Dabangg was a huge hit at the box office, in fact it is the 3rd biggest grosser in India ever, right behind ’3 idiots’ and ‘Bodyguard’. Salman’s character ‘Chulbul Pandey‘ had become a cult character and that adds value to the sequel. Arbaaz Khan will direct the movie to be produced by Sohail Khan. The shooting is supposed to start in March 2012 and scheduled for a 2012 release. Reportedly, Prakash Raj will be the main villain of the film. Also, it is supposed to be shot in Kanpur.
Star Network, who apparently has the largest collection of Salman films, is the lucky one to have the TV rights, according to reports. The channel is hoping to attract the advertisers since Salman movies have always managed to garner highest TRP whenever they were aired on TV.
However Komal Nahta said on twitter that it’s been sold for Rs. 40-42 crore. Even then it’s a huge achievement for the film!
We hope that this news is indeed true and if it is so it’s celebration time for Dabangg 2 team!